a public event
Lecture - Family Law Reforms in India and Institution of Gender Rights
UCLA Center for the Study of Women with Chitra Sinha
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women presents “Family Law Reforms in India and Institution of Gender Rights,” a lecture by Chitra Sinha.
Chitra Sinha (Department of History, R J College, University of Mumbai, India) is completing a book entitled Hindu Code Bill (1941-1956) and Feminist Consciousness in Bombay. Her work examines the background, nature and historical relevance of the Hindu Code Bill debate in India during 1941-1956, with a strong focus on gender rights. It looks into the communicative processes surrounding the formation of family laws and argues that there existed crucial social underpinnings to the process, resulting in a co-integrated evolution of the debate in the political and the public sphere. Exploring the impact of four major family laws carved out of the Hindu Code Bill on feminist consciousness in modern India, the study contends that once the mode of analysis is expanded to incorporate the evolution of feminist consciousness, it is possible to fully appreciate the contribution of the Hindu Code Bill towards the institution of gender rights in India. This lecture is part of the Visiting Scholars Series.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available at UCLA for $7. For a detailed map of the campus, including parking lots and kiosks, please visit: http://www.ucla.edu/map/index.html.
Sponsor(s): UCLA Center for the Study of Women